Commissioned portraits are available on 7x14 standard canvas or 8x10 gallery canvas for $195 payable via eTransfer, cash or cheque. Two to three good quality jpeg images to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you have a favorite colour or two or even a favorite quote you would like to incorporate, please include them with your email. Also, please let me know if you're comfortable with me sharing the completed painting online. Thank you.
Typically I don’t like to discuss politics or religion because I really dislike heated discussions but recently my eldest daughter, Alexandra, brought a podcast by Estee Lalonde to my attention. As I listened, I was initially a little a little bothered by a conversation with Nina Donovan, author of the poem ‘Nasty Woman’ read by Ashley Judd at the Woman’s March, who suggested that we cannot be apathetic in difficult times. With the current political climate in North America and the #metoo movement, I know I can no longer be silent. I am the mother of two independent, strong young women and I cannot let them see me step aside from anything that might be upsetting, especially as I am privileged to belong to a large multi-cultural family and feel so strongly about equality and acceptance for everyone. I kept thinking, ‘What can I do?’ and I don’t know why I didn't immediately connect the fact that art has been a catalyst of change for so long, and in this way, the best way I know how to use my voice, I hope to empower other women to show up and be brave in their lives. My youngest daughter, Katherine, previously suggested that I paint famous women who had influenced our lives as a year-long 52 WEEKS::Heroes project and so as part of The 100 Day Project I decided to step up and paint 100 women I am personally connected to in some way for 100 days on 8x10 gallery canvas to applaud and honour the nasty women in my life. I began with a self portrait followed by images of the beautiful women in my life who have stepped up to support this project. The first painting was posted on January 21 and each day following that for 100 days. The project can be followed here on my portfolio in my website, on facebook and on instagram.
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